Sightseeing Excursions

Discover your scenic railroad adventures, through the seasons, when you ride the rails on our premier narrated tourist train trips.  Our excursions combine comfort with history, nature, and wildlife exploration for the whole family.  Choose an excursion, season, and a class of service to create your perfect train trips as you  journey into the heart of Appalachia in Almost Heaven West Virginia.

trough trip train

Trough Canyon

  • Experience a remote West Virginia canyon habitat
  • 3 hour round trip, no layover
  • Our most popular railroad destination to see American bald eagles
  • Choose from 5 Classes of Service for your dining preference
  • Immerse yourself in nature on our open-top Gondola car
  • Narrated historical trip with timeless scenic views
  • Outdoor recreation (birding, photography & sightseeing)
sunset house trip

Sunset Trough

  • Cruise the canyon as the day transitions to dusk
  • 3 hour evening train ride, no layover
  • Perfect romantic couples getaway
  • Chase the sunset as your ride the rails
  • Dine and ride into the sunset
  • Eagle sightings in a soft canyon glow
  • Unplug, reflect, and dream

All Day Petersburg

Featuring: Canyon to Caverns Layover Event

  • Travel through Trough Canyon and on to the end of our line
  • 9 hour trip with a three hour layover
  • Full day excursion through scenic South Branch Valley farmland
  • Ride, Dine, and Explore all day long
  • Authentic Appalachian layover in a rural West Virginia town
  • Choose your layover adventure featuring Canyon to Caverns
  • Open-top Gondola car adds an immersive element to the journey
camping train

Green Spring Special

  • Enjoy a scenic northbound trip to Green Spring, WV
  • 1.5 hour comfortable riverside journey, no layover
  • Narrated full of history and local lore
  • Dining options complete the package
  • Our “short trip” is long on West Virginia hospitality
  • Spectacular natural rock formations and historic farmland
  • Relaxing South Branch Potomac River views
around bend

The Combo

  • Combines Green Spring Special and Trough Canyon excursions
  • 4.5 hour combined trip, 1 hour layover at the station
  • Great opportunity to ride the rails north and southbound
  • Eagle sightings, natural beauty and wildlife viewing
  • Choose from 5 classes of service and dining
  • Create core family memories during this unique adventure
couple holiday trip

Holiday Trough

  • Festive holiday dining
  • 3 hour winter canyon cruise, no layover
  • Eagles are very active preparing for their nesting season
  • Relaxed dining, holiday music, and time to explore
  • Escape the holiday chaos in the solitude of a quiet canyon
  • Experience Trough Canyon in its peaceful winter setting
Historic Railroad Train Rides Near Me in Romney WV

North Pole Express

  • 75-minute interactive train ride
  • Milk and Mrs. Claus’ famous cookies
  • Storytelling
  • Christmas caroling
  • Santa boards train at the North Pole
  • Every child receives a gift from Santa
  • Entertainment and music
  • Coloring stations with Letters to Santa
  • Great family holiday photo ops
  • Nativity set and live petting farm
  • *Fire pits for warmth and roasting s'mores
  • *Concession with Food, Hot cocoa, and snacks
*Additional cost "Cash Only"
James Auer
James Auer
January 30, 2023
Great ride
Christian Boyd
Christian Boyd
January 25, 2023
This is a simple, slow-paced trip aboard an attractive 1950's-era train that gives you plenty of time to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature with your loved ones. We chose Standard Dining, which is climate-controlled and included a basic but adequate lunch (cold sub, chips, water, etc). After our meal, we walked through the train to the open-air car for an unobstructed view. It was a very enjoyable experience and we would love to do it again.
Ally Quigley
Ally Quigley
January 16, 2023
I loved my experience on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad! I cant wait to come back again! Here is a picture from my travels!
David Kaplan
David Kaplan
January 6, 2023
Potomac Eagle puts on a good show for the Polar Express. Definitely plan to do a fall trip too at some point in the future.
January 4, 2023
Loved the North Pole Express
PATRICK franzen
PATRICK franzen
January 2, 2023
Most incredible time with my friends on the dinner train! Can't tell you the last time I had such a good time! Cheers to the Patomac Eagle Railroad!
January 2, 2023
Great experience for the kids. My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed the show that put on for us.
December 31, 2022
Most amazing experience ever, truly magical, felt like we were at Disney World 8n the mountains. Can't wait to go back. Highly recommended, especially if you have kids...